as-built drawings

Definition

Architectural drawings showing the precise method of construction and the location of equipment and utilities. As-built drawings reflect any changes to the original plans.

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You may want to try and make some good as-built drawings before you ever even begin to start on the project.

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To make any changes to the building the architects needed to see the original as-built drawings to determine the feasibility of an addition.

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The draftsman was informed that there was an old pipe which was 5 feet underground, so he would need to edit the as-built drawings to reflect that now the drain pipe would be installed 6 feet deep rather than 5 feet.

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